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Chinese media slam Clinton for rights comments

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SCMP says, according to Reuters report from Beijing, “China‘s top newspaper slammed US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday for comments she made lauding democracy and implicitly criticising restrictions in China, saying those Asian countries that ape US democracy were doomed to fail.

“Earlier this week, Clinton held up Mongolia’s sometimes messy politics as a democratic model for Asia. While she did not directly name China, her comments appeared aimed partly at Beijing.”

The report says, “In China’s first response to her remarks, ruling Communist Party mouthpiece the People’s Daily said Clinton was acting as a ‘preacher for human rights’ by praising certain countries to obliquely attack China.”

People’s Daily said that Asian countries were now booming, unlike Western countries stuck in the morass of economic crisis, proving they could go down “a path different from the West and create political systems which suit their national characteristics.”

It is interesting to me that the US is frank to admit its economic problems, but does not seem to find a way to resolve the problems; while China, though well aware of its problems of rule of law and human rights and is making efforts in those respects, is not frank to admit that in the world for fear of the damage it may do to its image at home and abroad.

As I am not familiar with the US, I am not able to really point out any way for improvement of the US economy, but I have seen something ridiculous in American politics from the view point of a stranger. I will write about it later.

As for China, without the help of its people, and the awareness of its people of the problems in rule of law and human rights, how can China achieve any progress in those respects? Foreign criticism also helps. The problems of rule of law and human rights are quite obvious and need improvement. Economic success is by no means a defence.

As for democracy, without rule of law and human rights there can be no democracy. There must be universal suffrage in a democracy, but universal suffrage is not the synonym of democracy. Lincoln’s idea of a government of the people, by the people and for the people, becomes even in America a government by the people but of a party and for the party.

If the two parties in America had been for the people, they might have cooperated closely in doing lots of good for the people, instead of fighting against each other to prevent each other from achieving much. Medicare is a good example. It has been so difficult that decades of efforts were made in vain until now, but now a party wants to quash what has been achieved. It uses the excuse of people are “taxed” for it.

Even if it is a tax, people have to be taxed for the benefits they enjoy. While America has been making efforts in vain, other countries have been able to have medical welfare for their peoples for a long time. Even China has now medical insurance covering over 95% of its population. Certainly, people have to pay for the insurance. The most important point is that such insurance is affordable for the people.

On the other hand, Obama has proved incompetent to improve US economy and provide jobs for American people in spite of his efforts in those respects for re-election, but for the interests of their Party, no Democrat asks Obama to resign but it seems all Democrats support Obama for winning another term. I really do not understand American politics.

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Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee


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